DEWALT Launches New 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches

image001image003Three new impact wrenches are ideal for automotive, heavy equipment, and utility install/repair work

DEWALT introduces three new 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches. The impact wrenches are available in 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvils, 3/4 Inch (DCF898) hog ring with retention pin hole anvil and a 7/16 Inch (DCF897) quick release chuck specifically designed for utility applications.

These high-torque impact wrenches feature efficient, brushless motors and with the 5Ah 20V MAX* XR lithium ion battery pack they deliver the power, speed, and extreme runtime required by the professional.  The 1/2 Inch (DCF899) hog ring or detent pin anvil impact wrench delivers 700 ft-lbs of max torque and 1200 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque.

With 3 speeds for application-specific control these impact wrenches offer the convenience of cordless technology and save time by eliminating cords and hoses of electric and pneumatic impact wrenches.  At 8.9 inches long and just 7lbs each, the impact wrenches get into tight spaces easily and are comfortable to use over extended periods of time on the worksite. These impact wrenches feature LED work lights and provide the durability to stand up to jobsite environments.

Whether it’s automotive, farm, or heavy machinery repair, concrete fastening, road or bridge crews, or elevator and iron workers – on the job, power and portability allow for productivity.  The DCF899, DCF897, and DCF898 20V MAX* Brushless High Torque Impact Wrenches are designed for professionals and built Guaranteed Tough® by DEWALT.  For specific sku, pricing and availability, see the chart below.

Catalog # Description
DCF899P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899P1 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Detent Anvil (Single 5.0Ah Pack)
DCF899B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Detent Anvil (Bare)**
DCF899HP2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF899HB 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring Anvil (Bare)**
DCF898P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench Kit w. QR Chuck (5.0Ah)
DCF898B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 7/16″ Impact Wrench w. QR Chuck (Bare)**
DCF897P2 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Kit w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (5.0Ah)
DCF897B 20v MAX* XR Brushless High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench w. Hog Ring with Retention Pin Anvil (Bare)**


*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Bare tool (battery and charger sold separately).


DEWALT Introduces New Mechanic Tool Set and Stackable Case System

Product Report Mechanic Tool Set

I don’t know about you but I really hate it when I pick up my tool set, open it and find that I have it “This Side Up,” down and all the sockets, extensions, ratchets come spilling out rolling across the floor or in the dirt.

Well, DEWALT recently introduced a new Mechanic Tool Sets and Mechanic Accessory Tool Sets for professionals.

SONY DSCDEWALT has re-designed the contents of these sets, from ratchets, to sockets, to extenders, and more, for high performance and convenience. And when you open a case the stuff is where it’s supposed to be.

Guaranteed Tough®, the new DEWALT® Mechanics Tool Sets offer a full lifetime warranty including hassle free replacement with next day delivery.

“We are so confident in the performance of each piece of the new Mechanics Tool Sets that we are offering a 24-hour replacement program,” said Rob Ronan, Senior Product Manager. “Where competing set manufacturers promise replacement with proof of purchase at a store, requiring traveling to and from a retail outlet, DEWALT will ship replacement parts direct without proof of purchase for next day delivery if customers call 800-4-DEWALT or go online to the DEWALT customer service website before 3 p.m.”

The new Mechanics Tool Set includes a 168 piece set – model DWMT73803, 142 piece set – model DWMT73802 and 108 piece set – model DWMT73801. The new sets come in durable blow molded, high-quality plastic cases with metal latches that can take a beating while providing protection and organized storage.

The new 72-Tooth Ratchet is ideal for high torque ratcheting and offers 3X longer life cycle versus standard ratchets on average. The 72 teeth allow for slight tightening or loosening in cramped spaces where it is difficult to back up the ratchet. The Ratchet’s 5 degree arc swing and slim head design offer maneuverability in constricted areas

Offering one-hand operation, the new Ratchet features a contoured, ergonomically designed handle with anti-slip grooves for comfort and control. It is made from premium chrome vanadium steel for strength and SONY DSCdurability.

The Ratchet easily connects and disconnects to an extensive range of sockets. Sockets and other pieces in the sets feature knurled rings that help reduce slippage for hand tightening applications. Sockets also features laser etched markings for quick and easy identification.

The 168 piece and 142 piece Mechanic Tool Sets also include new Combination Wrenches with a long-panel forged design for longer reach and leverage. A new Anti-Slip design delivers 400 percent more gripping power by locking the wrench onto the nuts and bolts to help prevent slippage and provide extra torque. The Anti-Slip Design features raised ridges and indented grooves in the mouth of the wrench to provide added grip for grasping nuts and bolts. The Combination Wrenches also features a 15 degree box end offset for knuckle clearance.

A high-end vinyl Grip Bit Driver is included in the sets. This durable driver is designed to reduce slipping and provides maximum comfort.

Unique to mechanic sets are the DEWALT® Removable Accessory Cases of MAXFIT™ screwdriving tips, sleeves, and extenders. The cases can be removed from the set and SONY DSCbrought to the specific application. DEWALT’s MAXFIT™ Screwdriving Bits are made of shock-resistant steel, and feature a precision-milled top for ideal fit in screw heads. Designed for use with the Magnetic Screw Lock™ System, the MAXFIT™ bits allow for a fastener retention solution with every size and type of bit.

Individual pieces of the new DEWALT® Mechanic Tool Sets are also sold separately, totaling more than 450 skus to meet a range of demanding tasks required by mechanics and construction trades.

Stackable Sets With Job-Specific Tools

DEWALT® introduced new Mechanics Accessory Tool Sets in new durable cases. These sets slide into the individual trays that clip together as part of the new DEWALT® ToughSONY DSC Lock Stacking System for secure transport and quick grab and go convenience of hand tools and accessories.

Build your own tool platform for the task at hand with DEWALT’s new Guaranteed Tough® line of Mechanics Tools, including newly designed sockets, ratchets, drivers, wrenches, and more with new and innovative features that give mechanics the edge in on-the-job performance.

For many jobs you don’t need to bring along an entire set of mechanics tools. With the Stackable Sets program you can build your own tool platform, ideal for your specific job, and bring along only the tools you need – in a convenient durable carrying case or set of cases locked together.

The Stackable cases feature durable shatter-resistant transparent lids so it is easy to see inside the case. The cases also feature an injection molded tray which can be removed and stored in DEWALT® roller boxes or DEWALT® Metal Storage chests.

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Genie “Ride and Drive” Dealer Events Draw Crowds with Hands-On New Product Demos

UnknownFollowing the successful launch of the most new products in Company history, Genie has taken to the road with a unique “Ride and Drive” dealer eventDSC00210.115239 this Spring. Holding “pit stops” in cities across North America, Genie is offering rental customers the opportunity to operate these new products, while enjoying a few elements of fun for a different way to spend an afternoon.

“The ‘Genie Ride and Drive’ event is a productive and fun way for us to spend time with our customers while giving them that ‘hands-on’ equipment experience you can’t get from a trade show,” said Karen Stash, Senior Director, Global Marketing and Product Management, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “We are thrilled about our new and innovative line of products and this is another way to promote the strength and success of Genie in the market while demonstrating first hand how our machines can help people work safely and productively.”

The Genie  team is traveling with the GTH™-636, GTH™-1256 and GTH™-1544 telehandlers, the GS™-4047 scissor lift, the Z™-33/18 and Z™62/40 articulated boom lifts, the Terex® AL5 light tower with vertical mast option, and the new Genie® SX-150 telescopic super boom lift (at select locations). The equipment is available to operate and product experts are on site to explain the capabilities and benefits and answer any questions.

In addition to product demonstrations and the chance to operate the units, customers are being treated to go-cart racing at established facilities where the equipment will be co-located, a telehandler basketball “dunk”, and food trucks.  Go-cart racing winners receive a complimentary pizza party for their entire branch.

More events across the country

Future pit stops include Toronto (April 14), Montreal (April 16), Jersey City, NJ (April 23), Columbus, OH (April 28) and Rock Hill, SC (April 30). If you are interested in attending the Genie Ride and Drive event, please contact your local Genie sales representative.

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